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Smash Bros. Ultimate's next Spirit Board event crosses over with Warframe

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Warframe's Lotus is the next Spirit coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the brawler's next Spirit Board event, Nintendo (opens in new tab) has revealed. The event kicks off Friday, February 28 and runs through March 4, giving you almost a week to add Lotus to your Spirit collection.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate's next Spirit Board event seems to be themed around dark-colored Spirits, as the Mario series' Bullet Bill, the Pokemon Zekrom, and the Sonic character Infinite are also featured.

First spotted by Siliconera (opens in new tab), Lotus can be acquired by beating Bayonetta in the Spirit Board. The Lotus Spirit is a Neutral Primary, two-star Advanced rank with three open slots. Lotus is the mysterious guiding spirit behind the player-controlled Tenno faction in Warframe.

Although Warframe got its start on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile, the free-to-play third-person shooter made its way onto the Switch in 2018. Still, Lotus wasn't the very first character I expected to see cross into the Smash Bros. universe, and it's exciting to see Nintendo look to third-party IPs for crossovers with Smash Bros. Ultimate.

As for new playable Smash Bros. Ultimate characters, there are still more to come that haven't been announced. However, according to game director (opens in new tab) Masahiro Sakurai, the next batch of six DLC fighters could very well be the last. Though, as Sakurai didn't explicitly rule out the possibility of additional characters in the future, plans could always change.

Worried you'll miss your chance at adding Lotus to your collection? Fear not, Bayonetta is no match for a determined player armed with our best Smash Bros. Ultimate tips (opens in new tab).

Jordan Gerblick
Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.